• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 31.31 View price calendar

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Discover some lesser-known sights of Paris on a walking tour of its ‘passages couverts’ (covered passages). With a guide, go back to the Paris of the 1800s as you stroll through arcades and past interesting locations such as the hotel where Frederic Chopin met his mistress or the bookstalls where Victor Hugo once browsed for inspiration. Stop at a café for coffee, and visit the gardens of the Palais Royal. This tour is limited to 10 people to provide a small-group experience, or you can upgrade to a private tour when booking for even more personalized attention.


  • Explore some of the city's elegant and historical covered passageways
  • Hear tales of famous French figures like Victor Hugo
  • Paris walking tour of arcades
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people with the option to upgrade to a private tour
  • Stroll through the gardens of the Palais Royal

What You Can Expect

Paris 2-Hour Walking Tour of Covered Passages Including Visit to Palais Royal Gardens

Covered Passages Tour

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great tour with a guide who was well-informed about the history of the Covered Passages and well-equipped with interesting stories and details. She went out of her way to show us some quirky features, and interesting shops, and, as we had a small group, personalised it for those of us with an interest in libraries, to include an extra stop at the National Library! I would thoroughly recommend this tour.

Susan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Well, this was just a gem of a tour. Our guide was a fantastic spirited young man from New York. It was a welcomed break just for a few hours to talk to someone from the US and he was a wealth of knowledge about French history. The covered passages were totally new to us and something that most people never know about. It was like being in on a wonderful little French secret. In between the passages, we learned about who rolled down this very street in a wagon on her way to her beheading, and all sorts of background on each old, old building that still stands, and is still used. We were made to appreciate what old really means - our 200 year old history in the USA sure doesn't compare with Europe!
The best thing about this tour is that the tour group is very small and after a short time you feel like you're just buzzing around Paris on foot with friends.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This walk was amazing, our guide, even tho’ not 100% was excellent. She gave us so much information and showed us so many beautiful places. We loved this tour.

Terri S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

After multiply times in Paris, we did this tour for the first time and it was my group's favorite thing to do. So off the beaten track and very interesting.

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